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Hall may get freezing rain, snow this weekend
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Hall County could get heavy rain and sleet, as well as possibly the season’s first snowfall, Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday night into Sunday morning, the area is forecasted to get some rain and possibly freezing rain, according to the National Weather Service. Those conditions are expected to continue throughout the day Sunday.

Then, Sunday night into Monday morning, some snow is expected.

The National Weather Service emphasizes that the forecast changes often. Updates are available on its website.

Northern Georgia is predicted to feel most of the impact of the winter storm, according to a statement from the National Weather Service issued Thursday.

“The period of most concern is Saturday night into Sunday for the mountains and far northeast counties. At this time, the counties most likely affected are Eastern Fannin, Eastern Dawson, Union, Lumpkin, Towns, White, Hall and Banks,” the statement reads. “It is way too early to mention amounts but this is the area with the greatest chances for accumulations.”

The Weather Service is expecting 2.5 to 3-inch rain totals from Columbus to Rome and eastward.

Casey Ramsey, Hall County’s interim director of emergency management, said departments have been briefed on the forecast, and officials are monitoring the situation as usual.

Ramsey said the community should monitor weather and be cautious with traveling.

“If there is some type of wintry precipitation falling, unless you need to be on the road, there’s no sense in traveling in that type of environment,” he said.

Residents can sign up for citizen alerts through the Hall County website.